Red Dog Mine

Archive of Information
Applications, draft State Authorizations, and Support Documents

The documents below are grouped according to those available for public comment, and those which are provided to the public as background information only (not subject to public comment).



Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water, has prepared draft Reclamation Plan Approval (F20099958). (PDF)

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has prepared draft Waste Management Permit No. 0132-BA002 (PDF) for management of mine water, tailings and other solid wastes at the Red Dog Mine site.


Application Cover Letters:
DEC Waste Management Permit with Nana Letter of Consent (PDF)
DNR Reclamation Plan Approval with Nana Letter of Consent (PDF)

Red Dog Mine Closure and Reclamation Plan (PDF)

Closure and Reclamation Plan Supporting Documents:
Supporting Document B:  Plans of Operations
B1 Red Dog Mine Development Plan (PDF)
B2 Plan of Operations for Waste Rock Management (PDF)
B3 Plan of Operations for Tailings and Water Management (PDF)

Supporting Document F:  Reclamation and Revegetation
F3 Revegetation Plan for the Red Dog Mine (PDF)

Supporting Document I:  Monitoring Plans
Red Dog Mine, Waste Management, Reclamation and Closure Monitoring Plan (PDF)

Supporting Document J:  Cost Estimates
J1 Basis of Estimate - Cost Estimate (PDF)
J2 Basis of Estimate - Post-Closure Costs (PDF)
J3 Basis of Estimate - Suspension Costs (PDF)
Memorandum - State of Alaska, Department of Revenue, Treasury Division (PDF)


The following Supporting Documents are provided to the public as
background information.  They are not subject to public comment.

Closure and Reclamation Plan Supporting Documents
Supporting Document A:  Consultation & Property Description
A1 Closure Workshops (contact Jack DiMarchi for CD)
A2 Legal Description of Property (PDF)

Supporting Document C:  Geotechnical
C1 Main Waste Stockpile Stability Assessments (PDF)
C2 Drawings from Updated Geotechnical Report (PDF)
C3 Dam History Report (PDF)
C4 Preliminary Conceptual Design Report (PDF)
C5 Stability Analysis for Future Raises to Closure (PDF)
C6 Seepage Analysis Report (PDF)
C7 Drawings from Back Dam Investigation and Design (PDF)
C8 Preliminary Spillway Design (PDF)

Supporting Document D:  Geochemistry
D1 Consolidation of Studies on Geochemical Characterization of Waste Rock and Tailings (PDF)
D2 Supporting Geochemical Review and Interpretation (PDF)
D3 Aqqaluk Geochemistry - Supplemental Testing Program (PDF)
D4 Lime Requirements and Predicted Geochemical Changes (PDF)

Supporting Document E:  Water Management
E1 Red Dog Water and Load Balance (PDF)
E2 Flood Frequency Update for Middle Fork Red Dog Creek (PDF)
E3 Red Dog Creek Rediversion Design Criteria & Plan (PDF)
E4 Assessment of Water Treatment Methods Applicable for Closure (PDF)
E5 Assessment of Methods for Managing Post-Closure Water Treatment Sludge (PDF)

Supporting Document F:  Reclamation and Revegetation
F1 Mine Area Closure Options - Summary of the Cover Studies (PDF)
F2 Evaluation of Borrow Sources (PDF)

Supporting Document G:  Demolition
Demolition Cost Estimates (PDF)

Supporting Document H:  Ecological Risks
Evaluation of Ecological Risk within the Ambient Air/Solid Waste Permit Boundary (PDF)

Supporting Document I:  Monitoring Plans

Documents Supplemental to the Monitoring Plans:
 - Long-Term Permafrost and Groundwater Monitoring Plan for the Tailing Impoundment (PDF)
 - Fish Protection Barrier, Statement Of Work (SOW) (PDF)
 - Landfill, Main Waste Stockpile SOP (PDF)
 - Landfill, Old Mine SOP (PDF)
 - Draft - Fugitive Dust Risk Management Plan, Red Dog Operations, Alaska (PDF)
 - Operations and Maintenance Manual Rev. 5, Tailings Main Dam (PDF)
 - Operations and Maintenance Manual Rev. 1, Mine Water Diversion Dam (PDF)
 - Operations and Maintenance Manual Rev. 2, Fresh Water Dam (PDF)
 - Certificate of Approval to Construct a Dam (PDF)

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